drugs and crime
Canada is going on a marijuana search-and-destroy mission in farmers' fields
While police and politicians hail the anti-pot effort as key to curbing organized crime and keeping communities safe, there’s questions about its effectiveness especially as the drug will be legalized next year.
30 'drug dealers' killed in 4 days since Philippines' Duterte sworn in as president
Duterte won the election in May on a platform of crushing crime, but his incendiary rhetoric and advocacy of extrajudicial killings have alarmed many who hear echoes of the country's authoritarian past.
China Hits Back at UN Criticism of Its Human Rights Record
The UN human rights chief said a crackdown that has targeted lawyers and rights advocates is a "very worrying pattern," and urged transparency in the case of the missing Hong Kong booksellers.
How Puppy Smuggling Is Boosting Organized Crime Across Europe
Every year, criminal gangs smuggle unknown thousands of puppies into Britain and growing awareness of the trade has been met with increasingly sophisticated tactics from the sellers to hide their activity.
Sex, Snacks, and Soccer: How Mexican Drug Lords End Up Captured
El Chapo's now famous mobile conversations with actress Kate del Castillo while he was Mexico's most wanted fugitive are just one of many examples of seeming carelessness that has brought down capos who are supposed to be experts in security.